Arsenal set to join Manchester United in £10m battle

Arsenal and Manchester United will battle for the services of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, who is available for £10million this January, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Cameroon international has struggled to hold down a place in Gerardo Martino’s side, and looks set for a cut price return to the Premier League once the transfer window opens.

Song is way down the pecking order at the Nou Camp, with Spanish midfielders Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas, Andre Iniesta and Xavi all ahead of him.

Martino attempted to convert Song into a centre back the way the Catalan giants previously did with Javier Mascherano, although the move has since been deemed a failure.

That means Song is now seen as surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, with the Spanish Champions reportedly ready to sell for around £10million.

Arsene Wenger and David Moyes are now set to battle for the midfielder, as both managers look to bolster their squads in January.

Wenger is looking to add more depth to help his side see their title challenge through to the end, whilst Moyes is desperate for a midfield enforcer, after watching his Manchester United side fall to their fifth defeat of the season at home to Newcastle on Saturday.


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